RETURN OF THE CALIFORNIA CONDOR: CHALLENGES AND SUCCESSES ALONG THE ROAD TO RECOVERY

When:7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 10th,

Where: Poinsettia Pavilion, 3451 Foothill Road, Ventura

Joseph Brandt will discuss the current status of recovery and the challenges that the condors have faced in their return to the wild along with the many successes that were achieved to establish a wild population, albeit one that still remains anchored to intensive management due to the continued danger of lead poisoning from ammunition.

Joseph is the Supervisory Wildlife Biologist for the Hopper Mountain National Wildlife Refuge Complex California Condor Program. He leads the team of biologists responsible for reintroducing condors to the southern California Region. He has been a part of the condor conservation effort since 2005 and has worked with condors in southern and central California.